Trail of trash left behind at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS -- After a three-day party at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, debris was strewn from the bacchanal depths of the Snake Pit to the highest seat in the grandstand overlooking the track.

IMAGES:  Trail of trash left at IMS 

Community groups worked tirelessly Monday morning to clean up everything from beer cans, food, clothing, inflatables, carpet and even furniture left behind by race revelers who attended the Indy 500 just one day before.

Likely the most disturbing sight was what used to be a row of portable toilets. 


RTV6's Julie Pursley talked to Lorissa Turner who was volunteering with her church.

"It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. It was actually pretty fun. We have a lot of good people on our team. I just love doing community service," Turner said.

IMS donates money to each organization that volunteers to get their hands dirty.

The entire track will be all spiffed up and back to normal by Monday evening.

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